Connolly Reviews Kim, Theorizing Confucian Virtue Politics

NDPR Sungmoon Kim Theorizing Confucian Virtue Politics: The Political Philosophy of Mencius and Xunzi (Reviewed by Tim Connolly, East Stroudsburg University)

“Confucian political theory offers a normative vision for contemporary societies that draws on concepts from thinkers in the Chinese philosophical tradition initiated by Confucius (551-479 BCE). Much of the recent work in this area is motivated by dialogue with mainstream Western political theory, focusing on questions of Confucianism’s compatibility with liberal democracy. Yet as Sungmoon Kim writes in the opening pages of the book, these attempts to establish dialogue have tended to look at general characteristics of the classical Confucian tradition, giving less attention to internal debates and disagreements within this tradition. Kim’s book is devoted to a reconstruction of…”

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New Book: One Corner of the Square

One Corner of the Square: Essays on the Philosophy of Roger T. Ames. Edited by Ian M. Sullivan and Joshua Mason. University of Hawaii Press, 2021.
 
This volume contains contributions from 33 scholars who studied with Roger Ames. Their chapters reflect on, analyze, and sometimes critique Ames’s work, building on his legacy of comparative and Chinese philosophy and taking themes from his career in novel directions. 
 
For more information or to order the book, see the publisher’s website here:
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ToC: Frontiers Of Philosophy In China Mar. 2021, Volume 16 Issue 1

  • Introduction to the Special Theme “Centennial of Publication of the Tractatus 
    • By JIANG Yi
  • The Chinese Understanding of Wittgenstein’s Mysticism in the Tractatus 
    • By JIANG Yi
  • Construction of the World: Ontology in the Tractatus 
    • By HUANG Min
  • Truth and Nonsense: A Unified Reading of the Tractatus 
    • By DAI Haiqiang

  • Wittgenstein on Reading
    • By Francis Yunqing LIN
  • The Inverted Spectrum, Qualia, and Wittgenstein’s Grammatical Analysis
    • By MA Fangfang
  • Accidentally True Beliefs and the Williamsonian Mental State of Knowing
    • By LI Qilin
  • Perception & Epistemic Entitlement
    • By LIU Chuang
  • Ming-Huei Lee, Confucianism: Its Roots and Global Significance (reviewed by Kirill O. Thompson)
    • By Kirill O. Thompson
  • Rainer Schulzer, Inoue Enryō: A Philosophical Portrait (reviewed by Dennis Prooi)
    • By Dennis Prooi

PhD Position in ‘Confucianism and Ethics of Technology’

This PhD project, part of the Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies programme at Delft University of Technology, investigates the technological challenge for Confucian political theory on the one hand, and the contribution that Confucian political theory can make to debates on the ethics of technology on the other. Confucianism can be especially illuminating for the ethical studies on digital technologies because of its focus on social relationships as opposed to more-individualistic approaches to the ethics of technologies

To learn more about the position click here.

CEACOP seminar: Pines on Book of Lord Shang

Yuri Pines, a renowned historian of ancient China, will give a talk on the Book of Lord Shang, one of the quintessential “Legalist” texts from ancient China. The seminar will be held virtually at 4pm (HKT). Please use the link for the event poster, as well as to contact Dr. David Chung  for the Zoom information.

ToC: Asian Philosophy 31:2

Pages: 105-120
Published online: 31 Jan 2021

Neo-Confucianism Seminar Speaker: Yong Huang

The next session of the Columbia University Seminar on Neo-Confucian Studies will convene on Friday 4/9 from 7-8:30 pm EDT, over Zoom. Our speaker will be Yong Huang of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, who will be presenting a paper entitled “Virtue Ethicist of the Ideal Type: Aristotle or Zhu Xi?” The Zoom session can be accessed here. A reminder will be sent out on 4/8 as well. If you have questions, contact the rapporteur Nolan Bensen at neb2134@columbia.edu any time.

University of Cambridge Postgraduate Online Conference

Dynamic Encounters between Buddhism and the West

“This conference seeks to explore historical and contemporary dialogues between Buddhism and the West, while also contemplating ways of opening up new conversations. With an appreciation of the value of interdisciplinarity, we aim to bring together scholars from diverse fields to both share and enhance their unique perspectives. In today’s era of globalisation, dialogue between different cultures is a daily occurrence. The last century in particular has produced a dynamic exchange of ideas between Buddhism and the West. Important exchanges have occurred in myriad areas of intellectual life, ranging from spiritual endeavours to the pursuit of a scientific understanding of the mind. In Western universities, Buddhist Studies is a growing field, and thus there is a continuous interaction of scholars. In addition, outside of academia, interest in Buddhism as a religion and practice has been steadily growing, along with the number of Buddhist institutions.”

Please send abstract (500 words) and CV to: dynamicencounters2021@gmail.com by 9 May 2021.

For more information on paper guidelines click here.

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CEACOP Equality and Hierarchy Conference

CEACOP is organizing a conference called “Equality and Hierarchy” via Zoom on March 26-27 from 9am to 1pm (HK time). Please see the link below.
Please contact Dr. David Chung (see the link above) for the Zoom information.